The sensational hit of Salzburg’s 2008 festival season arrives on DVD! Starring tenor Rolando Villazon in a stunning performance, this was the must have ticket of the season. Soprano Nino Machaidze, only 25 years old, burst upon the Salzburg stage with an emotionally vulnerable and vocally spectacular performance. With movie star good looks and a large, warm voice, Machaidze wowed the press and audiences alike. Tony Award winner (South Pacific) Bartlett Sher directs this production of Gounod’s classic opera. With sets by Michael Yeargan and costumes by Catherine Zuber, the visually vibrant production is sure to become the benchmark. Bonus materials includes Salzburg Impressions Behind the Scenes of RomTo et Juliette, Love and Death in Verona and Villazon giving an introduction to the opera.
Release date: January 20, 2009
Studio: Deutsche Grammophon